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Tommy Lee Jones - worst accent ever!!!

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  1. phetttt

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    Blown Away is on Five at the moment, have'nt seen this for years - but Tommy Lee Jones has the worst Irish accent ever!!

    Can anyone else think of a worse accent in a film (perhaps Sean Connery in the Untouchables is another bad accent).
     
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    Don Cheadles laughable cockney accent in Oceans Eleven. A real stinker.

    'alright guv'.

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    god, worst ever is Keanu in Bram Stoker's Dracula! Gotta love the movie, but bloody hell..
     
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    oh and not to forget jason statham in ALL HIS FILMS.. is he english? is he american? nobody knows!
     
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    Got to bear in mind the ancestor of all bad american-cockney-english accents - Dick Van Dyke in Mary Poppins - "'Ello Marey Pope-ins" etc. etc. I'm sure everyone knows how it goes.
     
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    Mel Gibson in Braveheart. If your scottish that is.
     
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    He seems to have the same accent in ever movie and seem to get stronger each time just think of him in the Bond film and how strong it is now. Scottish in Highlander when he was playing an Italian and the same in Hunt for Red October when he was Russian.
     
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    you have to get up very early in the morning to beat Richard Gere's irish accent in "the jackel" woefully bad :D



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    Lad's there's really no generic Irish accent.
    Richard Gere and Tommy Lee Jones are a lot better to listen to than someone with a good native Cork accent - trust me ;)
     
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    Dick Van Dyke in Mary Poppins can't be beaten! ;)
     
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    Connery's Russian accent in Hunt for Red October
    Connery's Spanish accent in Highlander

    Actually, I agree with the vote for Don Cheadle in Oceans 11 (and 12). I think he's a fine actor as a rule - but what the fudge ?!?!
     
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    Tom Curise in Far and Away "I've no wish to fight ya!" :thumbsup:
     
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    Connery's character in Highlander is Egyptian, although recently employed by the king of Spain.

    Christopher Lambert's attempts at a Scottish accent in that film are rather painful too.

    The ultimate in dodgy accents, though, is a staggeringly awful film called "The Evil Beneath Loch Ness". The worst offender is probably a character who is supposed to be a local policeman, but clearly comes from a part of the Scottish Highlands well south of San Franciso.
     
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    almost forgot johnny depp, it's not that his accents are bad persé, it's just that they are ridiculously clichéd
     
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    My god, someone else reuined there life and watched this :eek:

    Wasn't the local police chief Vernon Wells from Commando? He's an Aussie :rotfl:
     
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    Colin Farrell's in Alexander ?

    No - DVD in Mary Poppins "Cor Blimey! Ev'ry days a jolly 'oliday wiv you Mary!"

    Still give me nightmares ;)
     
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    :rotfl: lol
     
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    I was curious to see what Lysette Anthony was getting up to these days. (I thought she was rather pretty the first time I saw Krull).
     
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    Watched about half an hour of Blown Away yesterday TLJ accent was so bad I couldn't even understand what he was saying most of the time.
    Colin Farrell in Alexander playing the macedonian leader with a irish accent well that just about tops it for me.
     
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    I thought Martine Mc what ever name is had an awful London Town accent in Love Actually.

    'apples and pears' blah blah blah...

    Pete.
     
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    i think that's her real accent though unfortunately..
     
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    seems every-one gets to try a woe-ful irish accent at some stage..

    MJ Fox (as seamus mcfly) in back to the future 3,
    Tom Cruise - Far and away...
     
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    And of course there's Mickey Rooney's painful attempt at a comedy chinese/japanese character in "Breakfast at Tiffany's".
     
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    Agree fully with that I think he's an awful actor and I try to avoid films with him in now.
     
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    What about nicholas cage's "southern drawl" in Con Air ... :nono:

    "Put the bunny back in the box"
     
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    That was my first thought!!!! :rotfl:
     
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    Recently watched the John Ford classic "How Green Was My Valley" which is as fine a movie as you'll ever see. But oh dear - the Welsh accents! :rotfl:

    Ford cast his usual bunch of Irish favourites in leading and supporting roles -Maureen O'Hara, Barry Fitzgerald, etc- and they just do their own Irish accents. But the Americans! All come across as some weird kind of Scottish/Irish/Cockney hybrid. Nothing approaching Welsh. Appaling!

    Speaks volumes for the quality of the film that you stop noticing after a while.
     
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    What about Marlon Brando in the godfather. A shocking attempt at italian from a truly overrated bit part actor.... ;)

    Pete.
     
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    Glad you've got that wink there Pete! :suicide:
     
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    Think you'll find that Brando was not attempting an Italian accent.

    The character had been living in the USA since early childhood. His accent was no more Italian than the other Italian Americans in the movie.
     

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